Lottoland scores legal win in Australia

Two punters claimed they were tricked into betting on the wrong product.
Two punters claimed they were tricked into betting on the wrong product.

Two complaints were presented against the company accusing it of using shady marketing tactics to deceive punters.  

Australia.- A court has ruled in favour of online betting company Lottoland against accusations of deceptive marketing.

An Australian woman had complained to the Northern Territory Racing Commission that the company refused to pay her winnings after she selected the winning numbers in a Powerball draw with a AU$126 million (US$91.91 million) prize in January 2019.

It turns out the woman had placed the bet on another product with a AU$15 (US$10.9) price. She claimed Lottoland had intentionally used the same Powerball style logo to cause confusion.

The company said the allegations were false and that the bet in question was made after the Pawerball draw.

The court decided Lottoland was not at fault and that the customer should have read the small print to make the correct bet. She was granted the AU$15 (US$10.9) win.

The Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC) received a separate complaint by a man with the same argument. He claimed he had been cheated out of a AU$173.57 million (US$126.9 million) prize. The court decided his complaint also lacked merit.

Online gambling surged in Australia during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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